This was one of those funny moments where I was the only one that knew this cultural difference. The Koreans not realising that we don’t put tomatoes in fruit salad and my parents being (mock) horrified at the thought of tomatoes in fruit salad. We were having a big dinner together and mum and I were making the dinner while the Koreans were making dessert.

Sometimes on the internet I see this quote “Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit, wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.” I always mentally add, “Unless you are Korean”.

Tomatoes are usually in patbingsu (Korean shaved ice dessert) as well…. I always eat around them because I can’t stomach tomatoes in anything that is supposed to be dessert.

What about you? Would you put tomatoes in fruit salad?

I also see Korean people snack on cherry tomatoes a lot and also have tomatoes sprinkled with sugar. (My husband is explaining about that right now and how they want to make it sweet…. haha… oh and now we are arguing about the appropriateness of tomatoes in sweet stuff).

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